But I have never felt like USC has ever been on an even playing field with your Tigers, ever. Until this year. Yes you get a big bump by playing at home this year, but I can see the Gamecocks staying in this game and I am amazed that is the case right now at this point. This will be a defensive war, first team to 21 plus wins IMO, I expect the BR crowd to be worth at least 7 points for the Tigers, ESP at night. I also expect Spurrier will give the GC's a fighting chance. Shaw is the better QB, but LSUhas the best stable of RB's in this game. The d's are similar as are the WR 's, maybe the crowd is the diff here. Just glad USC finally can field a team that can win in an environment like this, even if it is unlikely. Here is to a great showdown between great teams, peace all.